Clanmil Top for Social Impact for Second Year
09 November 2017
Clanmil Housing’s Social Impact has been recognised for the second year running at the Social Enterprise NI Awards.
Social Enterprise NI, an organisation promoting and supporting social enterprises across Northern Ireland, hosted the Social Enterprise NI Awards on Friday 27 October at The Stormont Hotel, Belfast. The awards, presented by UTV’s Paul Clark, recognised and celebrated excellence in social enterprise and the outstanding achievements of social entrepreneurs to deliver social impact.
Clanmil was named winner again this year in the Social Impact category for its approach to demonstrating and communicating its impact.
Tim O’Malley, Community Development Manager at Clanmil said:
“We are delighted that Clanmil’s Social Impact has been recognised in this way and truly honoured to win this award two years in a row.
“It is important that we understand the impact of our community initiatives on the wellbeing of our tenants. Our money advice service, opportunities for employment and training and community capacity building programmes, delivered with a range of partners, help our tenants and communities thrive. We measure our social impact using a wellbeing-valuation model developed by the Housing Association Charitable Trust which allows us to identify where we can achieve the best value for money and maximum benefit through our work.”
Colin Jess, Director of Social Enterprise NI said:
“We were overwhelmed by the interest in this year’s awards, with 300 guests attending, made up of social enterprises themselves, and also a large number of interested parties and stakeholders from the private, public and educational sectors along with a number of MLA’s. It is great to see the passion, energy and enthusiasm within the room. More and more public and private sector organisations are keen, and willing, to understand the social enterprise business model. We look forward to increasingly working with all sectors and political parties to continue this momentum and to position the social enterprise sector as a strong contributor to the mainstream NI economy.”